Mission Trails Church is a Volunteer Oriented Church. It is led by elders and energized for service and mercy by Group Leaders and Team Leaders (deacons). Our many children's, youth, college, adult and outreach ministries are filled with volunteer leadership.  But we have a few strategically placed staff whose task is to nurture, encourage and equip. At Mission Trails Church we know it takes some time to get involved, but we believe every Christian can serve God and others through the ways God has gifted and equipped them.

Kyle Walters

Lead  Pastor

Kyle has been serving in ministry leadership for 20 years. Prior to leading Mission Trails, he served with a mobilization organization focused on equipping college students for cross-cultural service around the world.  Kyle began serving as pastor at Mission Trails in January 2010.  He and his wife Carly were married in 2006, have four kids (Elementary through High School) and enjoy living in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego.  He is passionate about helping people and families see that Jesus + Nothing = Everything.

Dominic Parry

Associate Pastor & Worship Director

Dominic joined the Mission Trails Church family in Fall 2017 as Associate Pastor & Worship Director. He has been heavily involved in a variety of church ministries at numerous churches over the past 23 years. He brings an energetic and strategic personality to his pastoral leadership. He helps oversee and serve in our Volunteer Ministry Teams, Worship Experience, Technology and Communications. He is passionate about helping people connect with God personally, grow spiritually and discover their God designed purpose in life.

Chelsea Parry


Joining the team in 2021, Chelsea is a leader behind the scenes, helping to keep our ministries thriving. She has an administrative background in multiple companies and is a business owner herself. She has been at Mission Trails Church since 2017 and also serves as a growth group leader. She is a wife, a mother of two and a professional photographer.

Kayla-Ann Keagy

Kids Ministry Coordinator

Kayla-Ann joined the staff team in 2021 with a passion for helping kids discover the love of God and the good news about Jesus Christ. She has served in various ministry contexts for 5 years. She is a San Diego native and loves reading, spending time with friends, and looking for the little joys in life.

Kevin Thorsell

Challenge College Ministry Director


Scott Grandi

Local Outreach Director

Scott enjoys helping the people of Mission Trails Church serve their community in practical, loving ways.  Scott is retired after working in church planting and development in Taiwan for 25 years. He then worked for 20 years as the Asia Project Director for IDEAS which works to demonstrate love through serving overlooked people by meeting their social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual needs.  Scott and Donna were married in 1976, have two adult children, and two grandchildren.  They joined Mission Trails Church in 2010, and Scott has serve as Local Outreach Director since 2016.

Noeman Diaz

Tech Team Director

Noeman Diaz is not only the Tech Team Director for Mission Trails Church, but is also the pastor of Iglesia Vida, a church plant ministering in Spanish.  He overseas and directs our audio/video ministry and volunteers to help us provide a great Sunday experience for our church community.

Scott Kemp

Church Planting Resident

After years of church planting overseas, Scott, Eve and their family have felt lead to start a new church in the Mission Valley/Civita area of San Diego.